X-ray detection recommendation

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X-ray detection recommendation

Post by guest » Sun Dec 01, 2002 4:23 pm

I'm looking into purchasing a geiger counter for monitoring X-ray emisssions. I found this web site that provided geiger counters with a serial port (to connect to a PC) and are sensitive to x-rays. I would like to know if you think these geigers are appropriate. Specifically I am looking at RM-80, since it has the largest tube, and highest sensitivity.

http://www.aw-el.com/

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Re: X-ray detection recommendation

Post by DaveC » Mon Dec 02, 2002 9:11 am

They look pretty good to me... specs are quite similar to the Monitor 4 instruments we buy But these are less expensive.

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Re: X-ray detection recommendation

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Dec 02, 2002 6:14 pm

Aware has been around for a good amount of time now and their stuff is pretty good. I have two friends who use their stuff and they like it.

Their software is a real plus and can data log to a degree.

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Re: X-ray detection recommendation

Post by ChrisSmolinski » Tue Dec 03, 2002 3:19 pm

Aware makes good stuff. If I can too my own horn, take a look at http://www.blackcatsystems.com/GM as well.

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Re: X-ray detection recommendation

Post by hellblazer » Tue Dec 03, 2002 6:35 pm

Do these have a labview interface? What I'm looking for is a Geiger counter I can hook up to something like the lab jack U12 so I can integrate it into the whole labview virtual instrument panel. Having to run a separate program to do data logging is a pain...

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Re: X-ray detection recommendation

Post by daniele » Wed Dec 04, 2002 7:41 am

Sorry, no,
they havent. but they have a pretty good software interface for logging and other good things.

take a look.

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/GM/page1.html
http://www.aw-el.com/

ciao
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Re: X-ray detection recommendation

Post by hellblazer » Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:08 pm

Their stuff does look great. It'll work. Just would have been nice to have the VI for it. Thanks.

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Re: X-ray detection recommendation

Post by hellblazer » Fri Dec 06, 2002 10:02 pm

I talked to the folks at Aware about LabView integration and they say it's fairly easy to integrate these systems. They seem like really great people and offered to help me in the process.

Nice to see.

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Re: X-ray detection recommendation

Post by ChrisSmolinski » Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:32 pm

It would be fairly easy to interface either my GM-10 or the devices from Aware into Labview, you'd just have to write a low-level VI to integrate the readings over a time period.

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